Correct me if I'm wrong, but plated sounds like the only way to go unless the ammo is for a special purpose like hunting.
Unless the shipping dramatically changes the price, the Noslers are only 4.4c/ea. Good price. I think the Hornady's come out to 8.4c/ea. shot minus brass and powder. Shooting nickles out the tube is more appealing than dimes. Besides, nickles blow much bigger holes in targets than dimes do.
Thanks for the info. I'm still mulling over this one.
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